Host: Dana Zienert Kind, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90036
"This group will focus on building girls' self esteem and body image through a variety of activities. The girls will explore their current views about themselves and identify more adaptive ways of coping with teen issues. They will learn to ..."
(310) 431-9937
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90036
"This group will focus on building girls' self esteem and body image through a variety of activities. The girls will explore their current views about themselves and identify more adaptive ways of coping with teen issues. They will learn to ..."
Host: Jane Wolf Frances, MSW, JD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Parenting Our Parents™ (POP) is the personal tale of millions of men and women who thought they’d finished parenting but have been drawn back in; this time, to care for their own elderly parents and other family members. By joining, ..."
(424) 348-7278
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Parenting Our Parents™ (POP) is the personal tale of millions of men and women who thought they’d finished parenting but have been drawn back in; this time, to care for their own elderly parents and other family members. By joining, ..."
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Host: Mrs. Sandra Ferreira, MA, MS, LMHC, LPCC
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90006
"12 weeks Program, CBT, Holist Medicine and Mindfulness Techniches. Groups in English and Portuguese. "
(617) 870-3598
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90006
"12 weeks Program, CBT, Holist Medicine and Mindfulness Techniches. Groups in English and Portuguese. "
Photo of Maxine M. Hughes, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Maxine M. Hughes, MA, LMFT, CST-C
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"This is a bi-weekly 90 minute process group is for anyone needing support with sexual empowerment, their sexuality, sex practices, codependency, toxic relationship pattens, dating, hooking up, fears of intimacy, fear of being vulnerable, alternative life styles, macro micro aggression ..."
(951) 692-4360
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"This is a bi-weekly 90 minute process group is for anyone needing support with sexual empowerment, their sexuality, sex practices, codependency, toxic relationship pattens, dating, hooking up, fears of intimacy, fear of being vulnerable, alternative life styles, macro micro aggression ..."
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Host: Ms. Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90042
"The Survivor's Group is for women who have survived childhood abuse and/or adult abuse including physical/sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, drug/alcohol addicted parents, rape, violent crimes, traumatic death of loved one(s), etc. The SASS Group is specific to sexual abuse, ..."
(323) 739-4987
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90042
"The Survivor's Group is for women who have survived childhood abuse and/or adult abuse including physical/sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, drug/alcohol addicted parents, rape, violent crimes, traumatic death of loved one(s), etc. The SASS Group is specific to sexual abuse, ..."
Photo of Adaobi Anyeji, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Adaobi Anyeji, PhD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90071
"Treatment in a social milieu is a powerful and effective intervention in restoring interpersonal connection, as isolation is a significant symptom of depression. Participants range from working professionals to full time mothers. These high functioning individuals are united by their ..."
(213) 292-5181
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90071
"Treatment in a social milieu is a powerful and effective intervention in restoring interpersonal connection, as isolation is a significant symptom of depression. Participants range from working professionals to full time mothers. These high functioning individuals are united by their ..."
Photo of Dynasty Huckleby, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Ms. Dynasty Huckleby, MA
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"As mindfulness practice becomes a growing influence in the world, we offer group support for making it a part of your daily life. In this group, we practice more than we lecture. Learn how to make self-compassion, somatic awareness, grounding ..."
(424) 374-3307
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"As mindfulness practice becomes a growing influence in the world, we offer group support for making it a part of your daily life. In this group, we practice more than we lecture. Learn how to make self-compassion, somatic awareness, grounding ..."
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Host: Dr. Lindsay Merrill, MD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90230
(323) 992-0829
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90230
Photo of Gabriella Calò Siegel, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Gabriella Calò Siegel, PsyD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90035
"DBT has become a gold-standard treatment for many mental health issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, mood disorders, eating disorders, cutting, self-harm, impulse issues, borderline and other personality disorders. DBT combines the basic strategies of Cognitive Behavior Therapy with eastern mindfulness ..."
(424) 325-4067
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90035
"DBT has become a gold-standard treatment for many mental health issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, mood disorders, eating disorders, cutting, self-harm, impulse issues, borderline and other personality disorders. DBT combines the basic strategies of Cognitive Behavior Therapy with eastern mindfulness ..."
Photo of Kathleen W Gray, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Dr. Kathleen W Gray, PsyD, MFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Under the Cedars-Sinai, "Thalians" umbrella, these groups address issues related to mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar & psychotic disorders. They are groups that includes process and psycho-education, teaching and practicing useful tools that help prevent relapse and seek ..."
(424) 625-2229
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Under the Cedars-Sinai, "Thalians" umbrella, these groups address issues related to mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar & psychotic disorders. They are groups that includes process and psycho-education, teaching and practicing useful tools that help prevent relapse and seek ..."
Photo of Rubin Khoddam, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Rubin Khoddam, PhD, MA
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90024
"IMPROVE is an outpatient substance use treatment program that was developed to help patients meet their substance use recovery goals. IMPROVE is a once per week group that focuses on increasing or maintaining motivation as well as learning skills to ..."
(310) 928-9662
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90024
"IMPROVE is an outpatient substance use treatment program that was developed to help patients meet their substance use recovery goals. IMPROVE is a once per week group that focuses on increasing or maintaining motivation as well as learning skills to ..."
Photo of Chris Lapin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Chris Lapin, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90004
"Group therapy can be a place to develop new understandings of ourselves through collaborative experience with others. A group for creative artists offers unique opportunities to process and work on new ideas while learning about your own creative practice. The ..."
(323) 529-3897
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90004
"Group therapy can be a place to develop new understandings of ourselves through collaborative experience with others. A group for creative artists offers unique opportunities to process and work on new ideas while learning about your own creative practice. The ..."
Photo of Sandy Peace, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Sandy Peace, PsyD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90071
"Do you love more than one person at a time? Do you love your partner, but have cheated? Are you single and want to have relationships with more than one person in an open, honest way? Polyamory may be a ..."
(707) 329-3338
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90071
"Do you love more than one person at a time? Do you love your partner, but have cheated? Are you single and want to have relationships with more than one person in an open, honest way? Polyamory may be a ..."
Photo of Jenna Bekier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Jenna Bekier, LCSW
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90010
"A safe and encouraging space for self-expression and healthy, supportive community. The group will focus on supporting teen girls in the areas of: self-esteem and confidence; emotion regulation; communication skills; positive relationships; coping skills. Please contact us for more details ..."
(213) 466-0417
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90010
"A safe and encouraging space for self-expression and healthy, supportive community. The group will focus on supporting teen girls in the areas of: self-esteem and confidence; emotion regulation; communication skills; positive relationships; coping skills. Please contact us for more details ..."
Photo of Laurie Audra Wiard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Laurie Audra Wiard, MFT, PhD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Group psychotherapy provides a powerful opportunity to improve your ability to cope with life's difficulties and relate to others in more effective ways. This unique experience allows for the unfolding and exploration of relational patterns that may be hindering your ..."
(310) 601-4376
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Group psychotherapy provides a powerful opportunity to improve your ability to cope with life's difficulties and relate to others in more effective ways. This unique experience allows for the unfolding and exploration of relational patterns that may be hindering your ..."
Photo of Shaina Nicholson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Shaina Nicholson, LCSW, MSW
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90026
"Do you suffer from a chronic illness or condition in silence? Do you feel unseen and unsupported when attempting to confide in friends and loved ones about your condition? Are you interested in being part of a supportive and safe ..."
(213) 279-5438
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90026
"Do you suffer from a chronic illness or condition in silence? Do you feel unseen and unsupported when attempting to confide in friends and loved ones about your condition? Are you interested in being part of a supportive and safe ..."
Photo of Chad Schwartzman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mr. Chad Schwartzman, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90039
"This group is for individuals in their 20s & 30s to come together in an atmosphere of understanding and support, and for caregivers to explore common difficulties and experiences that come with being the primary or secondary caregiver. You are ..."
(323) 739-4896
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90039
"This group is for individuals in their 20s & 30s to come together in an atmosphere of understanding and support, and for caregivers to explore common difficulties and experiences that come with being the primary or secondary caregiver. You are ..."
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Host: Jordan Wolan, CHT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90005
"Join us for a weekly guided meditation, to discover inner resources for growth, transformation and self-care. Relax and be guided through a journey, which will allow you to calm the mind and body. We'll tap into a different theme every ..."
(714) 804-0609
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90005
"Join us for a weekly guided meditation, to discover inner resources for growth, transformation and self-care. Relax and be guided through a journey, which will allow you to calm the mind and body. We'll tap into a different theme every ..."
Photo of Marlene White Lenard, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Marlene White Lenard, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Have you or a friend, relative, client or patient left or been left * after 25+ years of marriage? This increasingly common demographic (media nicknamed "Gray Divorce") may have you asking yourself "what now?" Whether you feel angry and resentful, ..."
(424) 404-6169
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Have you or a friend, relative, client or patient left or been left * after 25+ years of marriage? This increasingly common demographic (media nicknamed "Gray Divorce") may have you asking yourself "what now?" Whether you feel angry and resentful, ..."
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Host: Dr. Irena Vagner, PhD, MA
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90034
"I'm inviting you to make a commitment to yourself to take a firm step in the direction toward making your day-to-day life joyful, prosperous, and successful by signing up for the "Hundred-Day Challenge". You'll identify what results you want to ..."
(424) 294-8981
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90034
"I'm inviting you to make a commitment to yourself to take a firm step in the direction toward making your day-to-day life joyful, prosperous, and successful by signing up for the "Hundred-Day Challenge". You'll identify what results you want to ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Los Angeles Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Los Angeles is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Los Angeles are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Los Angeles allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Los Angeles can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.